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The Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse is a boutique guesthouse in the heart of trendy Melville in Johannesburg. The guest house is situated at the corner of 3rd Avenue, and 7th Street Melville it is right on the doorstep of the best restaurants and bars in Johannesburg. Furthermore, its proximity to SABC, the leading News Agencies, the City of Johannesburg and other vibrant centers such as Sandton, Randburg and Rosebank makes this THE place to stay for foreign and local travelers, whether for Pleasure or Business.


The Guesthouse consists of two houses, one built in the 1930’s as two semi-detached houses and the other a much older (1902) farmhouse. The two semi’s have been combined to create a single building with 4 large bedrooms with luxurious en-suite bathrooms and a further two executive suites at the rear of the property which have separate sleeping and lounge areas. The main house also has a lounge/reception room, a dining room and a large verandah overlooking the fabulous hot South African garden with its Martini Ledge Swimming Pool where you can sip Cocktails in the afternoon sun. The older  home has 3 guestrooms, 2 with shower bathrooms and one with a full bathroom. All rooms have private entrances.

You will also see throughout the house various paintings and other artworks. These are the work of either the owner or other local artists, and almost all of them are for sale should one take your fancy.


The Sleepy Gecko Function Venue and Conference Centre caters for 15-20 delegates in a range of room configurations including boardroom, workgroup and training centre styles. We have a separate tea and lunch area where delegates can stretch their legs, chat and mingle. There are extremely comfortable leather boardroom chairs that allow delegates to relax in comfort and enjoy the training or presentations. The venue is heated and air-conditioned for all weather types.

There is a built in projector system complete with audio and laptop setup as well as a wireless microphone headset or microphone for presenters, DVD, and a Wii console. There is wireless ADSL available along with DSTV. There is also a full DJ setup for after conferencing functions or for functions in their own right such as Birthdays, Weddings and other social occasions. 15 rooms are available to sleep delegates.

The standard Conference Rates include morning coffee with snacks, a two course lunch and afternoon tea with cakes. The price also includes bottled water for the delegates, wireless internet and the usage of all other conference room facilities including the projector, networked printer, flip-chart, Sleepy Gecko Pens and Sleepy Gecko Pads of Paper.

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The passion, charm, colours, luminosity and timeless quality of the A Room With A View conference venue in Johannesburg, consistently draw delegates from all over the world. The venue is set high above the heart of Melville and offers magnificent views of  a highly forested area of Johannesburg. A Room With A View is situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s parklands and is close to every necessary amenity. A Roman- style swimming pool and surrounds offers outdoor relaxation.

A Room With A View has two conference rooms, each accommodating up to 14 delegates with wholesome lunches and beverages served to order. This conference facility also offers free internet and satellite television.

A Room With a View Conference Venue in Johannesburg

‘A Room With a View’ Conference Venue

Conference Venue Features

Each room can accommodate up to 14 delegates.
Air conditioned boardroom.
Beautiful breakaway lounges with magnificent views.
Conference lunches created to your requirements.

Conference Accommodation

Conference accommodation is in the form of fourteen ensuites, some with their own conservatory, balcony and fireplace. The rooms feature beautiful bathrooms with large showers and deep baths. All rooms are equipped with telephones, free and fast wireless internet access, TV, writing desks and mini bars.

Location of A Room With A View

The conference venue is situate in Melville, a suburb of Johannesburg. The area, along with Greenside and Parkhurst is one of the few areas of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs to have restaurants, shops and cafes lining the streets rather than enclosed shopping centres. The majority of these is located along 7th Street, although there are a few new nightclubs and restaurants on Main Street. There are over 30 guest houses in the vicinity, and it is a popular stopover in Johannesburg for tourists. On 7th Street, there are several restaurants and bars and the street is a popular hangout for the cosmopolitan crowd. Melville is also well known for the Melville Koppies, an archeological site, with rolling hills of grassland and views over the Johannesburg.

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